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Geranium robertianum

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Geranium robertianum
Herb Robert
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
Diveesion: Magnoliophyta
Cless: Magnoliopsida
Order: Geraniales
Faimily: Geraniaceae
Genus: Geranium
Species: G. robertianum
Binomial name
Geranium robertianum

Geranium robertianum, (syn. Robertiella robertiana) commonly kent as Scots geranium, is a common species o cranesbill in Europe, Asie, North Americae, an North Africae.

Geranium robertianum can grow at altitudes o up tae 1,500 metre (4,921 ft). It grows as an annual or biennial plant, producin smaa, pink, five-petalled flouers (about 1 cm in diameter) frae Aprile till the hairst. The Leafs is fern-like, an the stems eften reiddish; the leafs turn reid at the end o the flouerin saison an aw. The plant haes wee ruit structur.

In Great Breetain is commonly foond in hedgerows. It haes been introduced intae ither temperate pairts o the warld, probably through its uise as an ornamental plant, like in the San Francisco Bay Aurie in Californie. In the state o Washington, it is kent as Stinky Bob an classified as a noxious weed.(WSNWCB 2005, p. 8)(WSNWCB 2007)

In tradeetional herbalism, Herb Robert wis uised as a remedy for tuithache an nosebleeds.[1] Freshly picked leafs hae an odour resemblin burnin tires whan grushed, an gif thay are rubbed on the body the smell is said tae repel mosquitoes. The active ingredients are tannins, a bitter compoond caed geraniin, an essential oils. It wis cairried tae attract guid luck, an due tae its analogical association wi storks, tae enhance fertility.


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  1. Foster, Steven (2006). Desk Reference To Nature's Medicine. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society. pp. 210–11. ISBN 0-7922-3666-1.
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